1. Cézanne's Doubt, a chamber opera by:
    Daniel Rothman, composer
    Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, real-time video processing

    excerpt from 3'41"-8'45"
    performed by:
    Thomas Buckner, baritone voice
    David Smeyers, clarinet
    Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet
    Theodore Mook, cello
    Kent Clelland, live audio signal processing
    Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, live video performance

    Cézanne's Doubt, an essay by the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, was the inspiration for my chamber opera for one singer. In his lyrical essay Merleau-Ponty is much like his subject as he drafts the painter's effort to express what he sees. Those processes of capturing—or losing—and expressing are also evoked by Charles Baudelaire in his poem Une Charogne (the carcass), which had a profound influence on Cézanne and is my principal text. With video artists Elliot Anderson and Jim Campbell, Cézanne's Doubt invokes the process of hearing and seeing through the lens of new media that discovers ourselves behind it.

    Cézanne's Doubt was premiered at the Steirischer Herbst 1996 (Graz, Austria) by Thomas Buckner (voice), Kent Clelland (live audio processing), Ted Mook (cello), David Smeyers (clarinet), and Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), with Elliot Anderson and Jim Campbell (live video processing), and had subsequent performances in Oakland's Scottish Rites Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Merkin Hall in New York, and Princeton University Art Museum.

    It is dedicated to Nicholas Collaros, in memoriam, and recorded on New World Records.

    (http://www.newworldrecords.org/album.cgi?rm=view&album_id=8­0528 )
    Los Angeles Times review at http://articles.latimes.com/1998/apr/15/entertainment/ca-39303

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  2. Cézanne's Doubt, a chamber opera by:
    Daniel Rothman, composer
    Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, real-time video processing

    excerpt from 18'42" - 23'47"
    performed by:
    Thomas Buckner, baritone voice
    David Smeyers, clarinet
    Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet
    Theodore Mook, cello
    Kent Clelland, live audio signal processing
    Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, live video performance

    Cézanne's Doubt, an essay by the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, was the inspiration for my chamber opera for one singer. In his lyrical essay Merleau-Ponty is much like his subject as he drafts the painter's effort to express what he sees. Those processes of capturing—or losing—and expressing are also evoked by Charles Baudelaire in his poem Une Charogne (the carcass), which had a profound influence on Cézanne and is my principal text. With video artists Elliot Anderson and Jim Campbell, Cézanne's Doubt invokes the process of hearing and seeing through the lens of new media that discovers ourselves behind it.

    Cézanne's Doubt was premiered at the Steirischer Herbst 1996 (Graz, Austria) by Thomas Buckner (voice), Kent Clelland (live audio processing), Ted Mook (cello), David Smeyers (clarinet), and Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), with Elliot Anderson and Jim Campbell (live video processing), and had subsequent performances in Oakland's Scottish Rites Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Merkin Hall in New York, and Princeton University Art Museum.

    It is dedicated to Nicholas Collaros, in memoriam, and recorded on New World Records.

    (http://newworldrecords.org/album.cgi?rm=view&album_id=8­0528 )
    Los Angeles Times review at http://articles.latimes.com/1998/apr/15/entertainment/ca-39303

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  3. Cézanne's Doubt, a chamber opera by:
    Daniel Rothman, composer
    Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, real-time video processing

    excerpt from 30'57" - 35'58"
    performed by:
    Thomas Buckner, baritone voice
    David Smeyers, clarinet
    Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet
    Theodore Mook, cello
    Kent Clelland, live audio signal processing
    Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, live video performance

    Cézanne's Doubt, an essay by the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, was the inspiration for my chamber opera for one singer. In his lyrical essay Merleau-Ponty is much like his subject as he drafts the painter's effort to express what he sees. Those processes of capturing—or losing—and expressing are also evoked by Charles Baudelaire in his poem Une Charogne (the carcass), which had a profound influence on Cézanne and is my principal text. With video artists Elliot Anderson and Jim Campbell, Cézanne's Doubt invokes the process of hearing and seeing through the lens of new media that discovers ourselves behind it.

    Cézanne's Doubt was premiered at the Steirischer Herbst 1996 (Graz, Austria) by Thomas Buckner (voice), Kent Clelland (live audio processing), Ted Mook (cello), David Smeyers (clarinet), and Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), with Elliot Anderson and Jim Campbell (live video processing), and had subsequent performances in Oakland's Scottish Rites Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Merkin Hall in New York, and Princeton University Art Museum.

    It is dedicated to Nicholas Collaros, in memoriam, and recorded on New World Records.

    (http://newworldrecords.org/album.cgi?rm=view&album_id=8­0528 )
    Los Angeles Times review at http://articles.latimes.com/1998/apr/15/entertainment/ca-39303

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  4. final scene of Cézanne's Doubt, a chamber opera by:
    Daniel Rothman, composer
    Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, real-time video processing

    performed by:
    Thomas Buckner, baritone voice
    David Smeyers, clarinet
    Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet
    Theodore Mook, cello
    Kent Clelland, live audio signal processing
    Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, live video performance

    Cézanne's Doubt, an essay by the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, was the inspiration for my chamber opera for one singer. In his lyrical essay Merleau-Ponty is much like his subject as he drafts the painter's effort to express what he sees. Those processes of capturing—or losing—and expressing are also evoked by Charles Baudelaire in his poem Une Charogne (the carcass), which had a profound influence on Cézanne and is my principal text. With video artists Elliot Anderson and Jim Campbell, Cézanne's Doubt invokes the process of hearing and seeing through the lens of new media that discovers ourselves behind it.

    Cézanne's Doubt was premiered at the Steirischer Herbst 1996 (Graz, Austria) by Thomas Buckner (voice), Kent Clelland (live audio processing), Ted Mook (cello), David Smeyers (clarinet), and Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), with Elliot Anderson and Jim Campbell (live video processing), and had subsequent performances in Oakland's Scottish Rites Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Merkin Hall in New York, and Princeton University Art Museum.

    It is dedicated to Nicholas Collaros, in memoriam, and recorded on New World Records.

    (http://www.newworldrecords.org/album.cgi?rm=view&album_id=8­0528 )
    Los Angeles Times review at http://articles.latimes.com/1998/apr/15/entertainment/ca-39303

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Daniel Rothman: Cézanne's Doubt

Daniel Rothman

Cézanne's Doubt, a chamber opera by:
Daniel Rothman, composer
Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, real-time video processing

4 excerpts, each 5 minutes

performed by:
Thomas Buckner, baritone voice
David Smeyers, clarinet
Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet
Theodore…


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Cézanne's Doubt, a chamber opera by:
Daniel Rothman, composer
Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, real-time video processing

4 excerpts, each 5 minutes

performed by:
Thomas Buckner, baritone voice
David Smeyers, clarinet
Wadada Leo Smith, trumpet
Theodore Mook, cello
Kent Clelland, live audio signal processing
Elliot Anderson & Jim Campbell, live video performance

Cézanne's Doubt, an essay by the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, was the inspiration for my chamber opera for one singer. In his lyrical essay Merleau-Ponty is much like his subject as he drafts the painter's effort to express what he sees. Those processes of capturing—or losing—and expressing are also evoked by Charles Baudelaire in his poem Une Charogne (the carcass), which had a profound influence on Cézanne and is my principal text. With video artists Elliot Anderson and Jim Campbell, Cézanne's Doubt invokes the process of hearing and seeing through the lens of new media that discovers ourselves behind it.

Cézanne's Doubt was premiered at the Steirischer Herbst 1996 (Graz, Austria) by Thomas Buckner (voice), Kent Clelland (live audio processing), Ted Mook (cello), David Smeyers (clarinet), and Wadada Leo Smith (trumpet), with Elliot Anderson and Jim Campbell (live video processing), and had subsequent performances in Oakland's Scottish Rites Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Merkin Hall in New York, and Princeton University Art Museum.

It is dedicated to Nicholas Collaros, in memoriam, and recorded on New World Records.

(http://newworldrecords.org/album.cgi?rm=view&album_id=8­0528 )
Los Angeles Times review at http://articles.latimes.com/1998/apr/15/entertainment/ca-39303

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